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Latest update : 2013-12-13

Germany: Is a grand coalition good for Europe? (part 2)

Will the reintroduction of a minimum wage in Germany level the playing field in Europe? As leaders in Berlin work to ratify a grand coalition agreement, France 24 went to Lower Saxony to discover a meat industry that’s undercutting competition in places like France and Belgium with take-home wages of under 500 euros a month.

Produced and prepared by Anelise Borges, Cecile Khindria, and Christopher Davis.

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By François PICARD

Our guests

Elisabeth HUMBERT-DORFMULLER

Member of the SPD

Markus KERBER

Professor of political economy Technische Universität, Berlin

Francesco SARACENO

Senior Economist, OFCE

Bastien LE COZ

Entrepreneur and co-founder of Openconso; Founding member of "Les Moineaux"

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2017-07-27 Americas

The Battle for Venezuela: Pressure mounting on Maduro ahead of Sunday's vote

It used to be one of Latin America's wealthiest countries, but now the beleaguered nation of Venezuela is facing US-imposed sanctions. This comes as the country's opposition...

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2017-07-26 European Commission

Poland Judicial Reforms: EU keeping door open to sanctions on Warsaw

The battle between Poland and Europe continues with the European Commission saying it's keeping the door open to possibly triggering sanctions against Poland. This despite the...

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2017-07-25 Emmanuel Macron

The Macron Touch: Can the new French president be Libya's peacemaker?

It's being seen as a major diplomatic win for the French president, Emmanuel Macron. Hosting a meeting in Paris between Libya's two main rival leaders, he is seeking to be a...

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2017-07-24 Israel

Jerusalem Crisis: Who will play the peacemaker?

Violence between Israelis and Palestinians over Jerusalem's holiest site, Haram al-Sharif or the Temple Mount, has surged in recent days after Israel installed metal detectors at...

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2017-07-20 Europe

Polish democracy under threat? EU warns Warsaw over judicial independence

Alarm bells are ringing across Europe as the balance of power changes in Poland. The lower house of parliament has passed a bill allowing the dismissal of Supreme Court justices,...

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